lotus bud sangha

Dear Sangha and Friends,

You are warmly invited to attend a retreat in Plum Village tradition and led by 4 nuns from Stream Entering Monastery from Victoria.

Time: from 4pm Friday 25/03 to 3pm Monday 28/03/2016
Venue: St Joseph Conference Centre, 30 Tyson Road, Bringelly
Registration is online at http://pvretreats.org/nhapluu. Registration will close on 18/03/2016.

Pricing details are as follows:

Dormitory (A room of 6)
Over 12 years – full retreat (3 nights) $290
Over 12 years – 2 nights $195
Over 12 years – one night $100
Over 12 years – day visit $70
5 to 12 years – full retreat (3 nights) $220
5 to 12 years – 2 nights $150
5 to 12 years – one night $75
5 to 12 years – day visit $55
Camping
Over 12 years – full retreat $225
Over 12 years – 2 nights $150
Over 12 years – one night $75
5 to 12 years – full retreat $170
5 to 12 years – 2 nights $115
5 to 12 years – one night $60

* NOTE: CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

For further information, please contact Registration Team:
Email: LBSretreats@gmail.com
Phone: Khanh (0411 311 474) or Ngọc (0414 588 538)

Registration is online at http://pvretreats.org/nhapluu. Registration will close on 18/03/2016.

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Nourishing Our Beloved Community 2nd Spring Opening 2015 (Sept 18 – 23) offered by The Monks and Nuns of Plum Village from Nhap Luu Monastery, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism & Plum Village Thailand.

Dear Friends,
You are warmly invited to visit Thien Vien Nhap Luu – Stream Entering Meditation Centre in Beaufort Victoria, to attend the second Spring Opening Retreat. The retreat will be held in September, from the 18th to the 23rd, with the monks and nuns of Plum Village from Nhap Luu Monastery, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, and Plum Village Thailand. The venue is the nearby Cave Hill Creek Resort, 20 km away from Nhap Luu. There will be a half-day visit to Nhap Luu on Sept. 20. For more information and registration details, please visit Nhap Luu’s website.

Address all enquiries to: the Spring Opening Retreat Registration Team.
E-mail: office@nhapluu.org.
Website: http://nhapluu.org

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Peace is every breath-Web

You are warmly invited to visit Thien Vien Nhap Luu – Stream Entering Meditation Centre – in Beaufort Victoria, to attend the first Spring Opening Retreat. The retreat will be held in September, from the 19th to the 25th, and is with the monks and nuns of Plum Village from Nhap Luu Monastery, Deer Park Monastery, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, and Plum Village Thailand. The venue is the nearby Cave Hill Creek Resort, 20 km away from Nhap Luu. There will be a day of Mindfulness at Nhap Luu itself, included in the programme, on Sept. 21.

For the past years, there have been weekend retreats held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and (more recently) Adelaide every April and Sept/October. The Annual Spring Opening at Nhap Luu replaces the weekend retreats of September/October, so all people from Australia will be able to come to the home centre of Plum Village Australia to practice, to enjoy the presence of loved ones and friends, and to build Sangha.

Plum Village’s practice is designed to help us weave mindfulness into all of our daily activities. In this way we can practice meditation throughout the day while eating, walking, working, sitting in meditation, or even enjoying a cup of tea together. All participants are invited to help in communal activities such as arranging the meditation halls, preparing meals, cleaning bathrooms, emptying garbage, watering plants, washing pots, cleaning the kitchen and other tasks, as part of the daily practice of mindfulness. Since the teachings emphasize the benefit of practicing with the Sangha in order to enjoy its collective energy, it is important for all participants to fully participate in all scheduled activities. Participants are requested to refrain from smoking, drinking and sexual practice during their stay as a concrete expression of their practice of mindfulness. There will, as well,be an opportunity to receive the 5 Mindfulness Trainings – a template for happiness and meaning in life and the foundation of our being together as a Sangha.

Lectures will be in mainly in English and sometimes in Vietnamese. Simultaneous translations are provided. Dharma discussion groups in one’s native language will also be arranged.

Please see the tentative schedule for the retreat below.

Sept. 19 – Friday

Sept. 20 –

Saturday

Sept. 21

Sunday

Sept. 22

Monday

Sept. 23

Tuesday

Sept. 24

Wed.

Sept. 25

Thursday

5:15

Wake-Up

Wake-Up

Wake-Up

Wake-Up

Wake-Up

6:00

Sitting & Chanting

Sitting & Chanting

Lazy Morning

Sitting & Chanting

Sitting & Chanting

5MT

Transmission

7:00

10 Mindful Movement

Breakfast

Go to Nhap Luu

10 Mindful Movement

10 Mindful Movement

7:30

Breakfast

DOM at Nhap Luu

8:30 Walking Meditation

10:00 Dharma talk

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Total Relaxation

Dharma Discussion

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00 Breakfast

9:00

Dharma talk

Lazy Morning

Dharma talk

Q & A

9:30   Dharma talk

11:30

Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:45 – 14:30

Total Relaxation

 

Lazy afternoon

Total Relaxation

Total Relaxation

Farewell

15:00

Dharma Discussion

Dharma Discussion

Dharma Discussion

16:45

Sport / Stick Exercise

Back to Cave Hill Creek

Sport / Stick Exercise

Sport / Stick Exercise

18:00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

19:30

Orientation

Sitting Meditation

Lazy night

5 MT Presentation

Beginning Anew Presentation

Be-in – Performance

21:30

Bed time – Light Out

Noble Silence Practice until after breakfast

 

Children’s and teens’ programs

A family program is available for young people six years and older, with children’s program for 6–12 years old and teens’ program for 13–16 years old. A group of staff will help coordinate activities together with the parents and other interested adults. Children under 6 are completely under the responsibility of their parents. In past retreats , many such parents were able to coordinate childcare among themselves in order to participate in the adults’ activities.

Regarding clothing at Plum Village, it is fine to wear casual clothes outside the meditation hall. But inside the meditation hall, please wear sleeved shirts, long pants or calf-length skirts.

We will have a Lazy Day, when there are no scheduled activities and the bells will only be invited to announce meal times. Lazy Day is an opportunity to let the day unfold in a natural way while still maintaining mindfulness. We can enjoy being with friends, taking a walk, reading a book, or just relaxing and enjoying the day in mindfulness within the retreat boundaries. The meditation hall is open for those who enjoy sitting meditation.

We hope you will come and share in the joyous celebration of life among blossoming sunflowers and fellow practitioners. We are looking forward to seeing you and to making steps of peace and joy with you at Nhap Luu this spring!

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In the Plum Village & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, we warmly welcome you to join our community of practice for a 3-day retreat at St. Joseph Conference Centre in Bringelly.

The retreat will be guided by brother Chan Phap Kham & brother Chan Phap Dung (from AIAB, Hong Kong) & the sisters from Nhap Luu monastery.

WHEN
10am Saturday 21/09 to 3pm Monday 23/09/2013

WHERE
St Joseph Conference Center, 30 Tyson Rd, Bringelly

ENQUIRIES & REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
For registration details please download retreat brochure. Registration should be made by 7pm Sunday 24/03/2013.

Registration Form & Instructions_Sep2013 Retreat

CONTACTS
(in English) Khanh Doan 0411 311 474 – email: jossdoan@yahoo.com.au
(in Vietnamese) Hoa Thach 0422 882 586 – email: thithoathach@gmail.com

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In the Plum Village & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, we warmly welcome you to join our community of practice for a 3-day retreat at St. Joseph Conference Centre in Bringelly.

The retreat will be guided by 4 sisters from Entering the Stream Monastery in Victoria (Sr Trí Duyên, Sr Thuần Tiến, Sr Lương Nghiêm & Sr Cần Nghiêm), and 6 sisters from Plum Village Thailand (Sr Thể Nghiêm, Sr Khuyến Nghiêm, Sr Quán Nghiêm, Sr Xướng Nghiêm, Sr Thuấn Nghiêm & Sr Trung Ngọc).

WHEN
Friday 29th March to 31st March 2013

WHERE
St Joseph Conference Center, 30 Tyson Rd, Bringelly

ENQUIRIES & REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
For more information and registration details please download retreat brochure. Registration should be made by 7pm Sunday 24/03/2013.

March 2013 Retreat – Registration Form
March 2013 Retreat – Poster

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 In the Plum Village & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, we warmly welcome you to join our community of practice for a 3-day retreat at the Waterfall Scout Camp. The retreat is guided by Brothers Phap Ung, Phap Khai, and the Sisters from Nhap Luu monastery in Melbourne.

WHEN
Saturday 29th September to 1st October (long weekend)

WHERE
Camp Coutts Scout Camp, Waterfall NSW

ENQUIRIES & REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
For more information and registration details please download retreat brochure.

Br. Phap Ung

Br. Phap Khai

Br. Phap Khai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Phap Ung: A Dharma Teacher at Plum Village in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Ordained in 1993 in Plum Village, France & receiving the lamp transmition in 1999.

Brother Phap Khai: He is Vietnamese-American. 36 years old. He ordained in 2009 and became a Bhikkhu last year. The two brothers are living at Upper Hamlet, France.

The Sisters from Entering the Stream Monastery (Nhap Luu) in Victoria: Sister Thuan Tien, Sister Luong Nghiem, Sister Tri Duyen and Sister Can Nghiem.

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